She Started as a 13 Year Old on a $600 Horse. Next, the Olympics

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Happy Tuesday partner,

Ever wonder what it takes to make it to the Olympics?

We sat down with Team Silver Medal Olympian Jill Henneberg who also happens to be the youngest athlete to ever represent the United States in Eventing in the Olympic Games.

It was the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, together with Karen O’Connor, David O’Connor, and Bruce Davidson – to be exact.

Jill’s not only a decorated rider and trainer, but also a successful real estate agent in Ocala, Florida.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Jill’s journey of buying her thoroughbred mare, Nirvana, for $600 at age 13 and eventually taking her to the Olympics;

  • Candid insights on sponsorship and affordability challenges in the sport;

  • Why mainstream brands should get into equestrian sports; and

  • The value of hard work and experience for riders aspiring to top-tier success.

As a real estate savant with her finger on the pulse of Ocala’s changing landscape, we also jump through how the World Equestrian Center has impacted property values and the local community.

Listen to our conversation with Jill on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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